Kairo by Riva 1920

Kairo

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Designer Karim Rashid
Launched in 2009
Architonic id 1074078

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Armchair in cedarwood
The year 2009 marks the beginning of the collaboration between the internationally renowned designer Karim Rashid and RIVA 1920.
A world preview of this collaboration will be shown at the Milan “Salone Internazionale del Mobile” where Karim Rashid and RIVA 1920 are presenting their first joint project: KAIRO, a chair in solid fragrant cedar-wood.
Reflecting on the experience of designing KAIRO, Karim Rashid says: “When I designed the KAIRO chair for RIVA 1920 I was guided by the woodworking process itself used to produce a piece of furniture from a simple block of wood, with the ’objective of removing the least quantity of wood possible from the trunk.
The unusual double-arc form cut into the chair draws its inspiration from my recent trip to Egypt where I was particularly struck by these lines that seem to conjure up an eye. A line that I found again and again in furniture, in the shape of certain boats carved by hand into the wood and in the symbolism of hieroglyphic writing of the ancient Egyptians”.

L 100 x W 72,7 x H 70 cm


Product group: Seating Lounge area / Waiting room Armchairs Lounge chairs closed base divan base without armrests without armrests with seat unpadded with seat unpadded with seat in solid wood with seat in solid wood with base in solid wood with base in solid wood
Designer: Karim Rashid

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